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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.28.13

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 5.28.13


Kansas Basketball

Jeff Withey works out with Boston Celtics |
“Dallas (No. 13 pick) was a good interview,” Withey told FOX Sports West. “Atlanta (Nos. 17, 18) was a good one, and Utah (No. 14, 21). They all went really smoothly for the most part. Those ones stood out to me. I got a good feel from every team. Every team said I presented myself well, and the whole thing, I felt like I got what I wanted out of it.”

Bill Self and Kansas are relying on Perry Ellis to lead in 2013-14 - college basketball - ESPN
"I think it'll be a perfect mix," Self said. "We'll be young. We won't have a clue what we're doing. But at the end of the day, this could be one of the more talented groups we've had. Not the most, but one of the more talented."

Kansas's top returnee: Naadir Tharpe - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Tharpe will have the luxury of playing alongside a swath of talented big men and probably the best amateur basketball player on earth. He won't have to do everything; he won't even have to do all that much. What he will have to do is make good decisions, particularly on the break.

Kansas Football

WR transfer bolsters hopes for improved KU pass offense |
Kansas University quarterback Jake Heaps knows the importance of having a number of weapons at the wide receiver position which he can trust to make plays and come through in the clutch.

Opinion: Kansas rushes to better D-line |
More than just the receiving unit appears ascending rapidly on a rags-to-riches path. If the only surprises are pleasant ones, by the year 2014, the Jayhawks’ defensive line could so thoroughly harass quarterbacks that it will be referred to for decades to come by its as-yet-created nickname a la the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain and Minnesota Vikings’ Purple People Eaters.

Kansas Baseball

KU baseball left out of NCAA Tournament field |
What started out as a hopeful and nervous locker room quickly turned into a ghost town, as members of the Kansas University baseball team began the painful process of closing up shop for the season after learning Monday morning that they had not made this year’s NCAA Tournament field.


Analyzing Mike Krzyzewski's comment: What will it take for the ACC to be the 'best conference in history'? | One And One -
“We’re going to be a 10-bid conference,” Krzyzewski said of a league that is adding Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pitt this season and Louisville next season. “We’re going to be the best conference in the history of the game.”

Everett Golson banned from Notre Dame Fighting Irish for 'poor academic judgment' - ESPN
Everett Golson was suspended by Notre Dame due to "poor academic judgment," the former starting quarterback said in a statement Sunday.

Baylor Bears vs. Colorado Buffaloes highlights season tip-off event, sources say - ESPN Dallas
The Bears return the crux of a squad that won the NIT championship and tout two future pros in Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson. Colorado's backcourt of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie will be one of the nation's best, while forwards Josh Scott and Xavier Johnson were two of the country's top freshmen last year.

Coach K will remain at Duke until at least 2016 | CollegeBasketballTalk
Asked to clarify if that meant he’d definitely coach at Duke through at least the 2015-16 season, the 66-year-old Krzyzewski said, “Obviously I’m not going to end before the Olympics.”